Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Albert Murdoch Daniels

In memory of:

Captain Albert Murdoch Daniels

April 24, 1915

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 7, 1885
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of Freeman I. and Agnes T. Murdoch Daniels. Served in the South African Campaign with the Canadian Mounted Rifles.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD
WAR Surnames: Dack to Dabate. Microform Sequence 26; Volume Number 31829_B016735. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 170. Page 311 of 1140.
  • Group Photo– Officers of the 48th Highlanders from "The Red Watch - With the First Canadian Division in Flanders" written by Colonel J.A. Currie, M.P.  Published in Toronto in 1916 and dedicated to the memory of the Canadian soldiers who fell in Flanders.  In this group portrait Capt. Daniels is seated in the second row from the bottom, second over from the left side.
  • Photo of Albert Daniels
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Cobalt Daily Nugget for 17 August 1914.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the New Liskeard (Temiskaming) Speaker for 3 May 1917.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Shoulder patch– 1ST Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Submitted by Capt (Ret`d) S. W. Gilbert, 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This memorial is located in the town of St. Julien. DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This memorial is located on Gravenstafel Ridge.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Inscription on Menin Gate– Menin Gate panel where Captain Albert Daniels is commemorated.  Photo by BGen Young (ret) and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial Plaque– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Badge
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Remembered by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Cenotaph Cobalt Ontario– Standing Guard at Cenotaph in Major Edward J Holland VC Memorial Park, Cobalt Ontario - Nov 11 2014.  Photo by Laura Landers
  • Cenotaph Cobalt Ontario– Cobalt Ontario Cenotaph WWI Honour Roll.  Photo by Ken Riley
  • Menin Gate Memorial– Menin Gate Memorial after dark. Photo by Ken Riley
  • Memorial– Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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